The World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto may have been and gone for another year, but we have enough runway inspiration to last us a lifetime! Next up on our must-have list, there seems to be a bit of a hair-braiding trend hitting some of our biggest fashion houses, working its way into the manes of those marvellous models of the Valentino runway during Paris Fashion Week, and equally into the tresses of the gorgeous girls strutting their stuff for both designers Rachel Sin and Mackage over here on Canadian soil.
Bag these simple and gorgeous braids for yourself by following our quick and easy tutorial...
Get the look
This hairstyle is best created with day-two, unwashed locks, but if you are working with freshly-washed tresses smooth a nourishing hair oil through your lengths from root to tip. This will also give your hair some added hydration without any extra work!
Use a comb to create a straight side part and sweep the main section of hair into a luxurious curtain over your shoulder. Add a leave-in curl cream and wrap this section of hair up into a twisted chignon on the side of your head, leaving this in place while you work on your braids to create curls without any heat-styling!
Next, turn to the leftover hair which you are planning to braid. Use the comb to divide this section into 3 or 4 each strands, keeping one free to work on and pinning the others back out of the way with bobby pins.
Create a small French braid with each strand, tying each one off either at the nape of the neck or at the end of the lock of hair.
Finish by releasing your curtain of curls and teasing your locks to give them more volume, then give your hair a spritz of hairspray. Gorgeous!